Monday, April 03, 2006

randomly

I don’t know if this is true—but according to a book I recently read, astronauts never come back from a voyage to space as atheists.

Makes sense to me.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank God we don't all need to fly above the earth to believe in the Omnipotent ,Omnipresent God Who Made All and Us all !!!
I love you , mama C

JRL said...

A few questions for you:
Did the author of this book actually ask all the astronauts who've ever been in space, or what he or she just conjecturing? Were the astronauts atheists before they went to space? What about astronauts (cosmonauts) from other, more secular countries, such as Russia or China?
Why would this make sense to you? I for one would be concerned about astronauts who believe in a god, especially a god who would protect them. ("Houston, don't trouble yourselves about that falling piece of foam, I'm sure God will keep us safe.")
But then again, I'm always concerned about people who aren't atheists.